The New Zealand Curriculum refresh has an emphasis on Aotearoa Histories, with a focus on local curriculum.
We think it is important for our children to know about their cultural narrative. We have changed our whanau names to reflect significant events and places in the Whangārei rohe. The children worked with Rosie Ponifasio and designed logos for each whanau.
We researched information about each of our sites of significance, and acknowledge the work of the Whangārei District Council where we gathered information and photos so children could learn about each of our whanau names.
Click on each of the links below to find information about each of our 5 whanau.